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and nevada. the home state of the senate democratic leader harry reid who it is significant today basically said the president's proposals were today in his words thoughtful but harry reid did not promise any dramatic action on all of this. a sign that democrats on the hill still may be skiddish in some of these swing states that it could back fire on them if they push too hard on gun control. >> getting reaction from the gun lobby. what are we hearing from. >> they the nra said they think this was an assault on firearms by the president. they got personal today. they put out an ad that basically talked about the president's own daughters and the security they have at their school and suggested in their words the president was an elitist hypocrite. take a listen. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? why see skeptical about putting armed security in their schools when they have armed guards at their school. jay carney immediately said this was completely out of bounds. he put out a statement most americans believe a president's childrens should not be used as pawns in the p
% of senate democrats are either have an a or b rating from the n.r.a., including harry reid. you have seven-- >> that's what they're trying to get at right now. the president obama right now for president obama he can't get the senate democrats to sign on to his legislation and groups that support president obama's gun control push are putting out ads like this on democrats. >> and shows you the president having a moment to unify the country after a horrific tragedy and you and i have talked about it in the past, in an effective way people are at the table saying comprehensive reform and let's discuss all things that will make our children and society safer and the president comes up with a plan not even members of his own party can support. i don't think that's the kinds of divisive leadership-- >> tony, you say members of his own party don't support this. the vast majority of members do. yes, are there democrats beholden to the gun lobby. >> megyn: let him finish. >> there are a ton of democrats, not a ton, but small set of democrats beholden to the influence of the gun lobby and that's w
-style assault weapons. but harry reid, a gun owner himself, does not think a ban will pass congress. so instead of putting together a bill with multiple layers, it's likely they will hold a vote on individual elements of the president's plan. >> the numbers around the country, most people favor having the ability to dairy -- carry guns. the american people want us to be very carb just what we do. >> reporter: president obama knows he needs to win over members of his own party before he can target his own party. >>> an unusual proposal to regulate assault weapons in san jose is getting mixed reviews. a lawyer in san jose drafted and ordinance and presented it at a city council committee meeting yesterday. it calls for anyone in san jose who wants to own an assault weapon to be required to pass a mental health check and then turn the weapon over to police for safe keeping. if owners want to check out their weapons, they would have to say why. >>> san jose mayor chuck reed said he's not hour it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws while the president is taking this on as a federal -
they control. also because of democratic potential opposition in the senate. of course harry reid, the majority leader, has long been a big supporter of the nra and they have returned the favor politically to him. that is one of the reasons he won re-election in difficulty fashion in 2010. now in 2014 other democratic senators in swing states who are up. jon: up for re-election. >> that's right. jon: if they cast a vote that is seen to be against the interests of firearms owners, hunters and the like, they could be in real trouble? >> guns and nra are both very popular in states like alaska and montana and arkansas and south dakota where there's a hunting culture, and, those senators like mark begich in alaska, will he actually vote for a gun ban? that i think is very problematic for the president. you're hearing some of these democrats, either noncommittal and saying i think this goes too far. jon: i was a little surprised when i heard about the executive actions the president was taking. it didn't seem to amount to, you know, large steps? >> no, i think that's right. they were pretty small th
like majority leader harry reid. a lot of things in there are not that controversial. some of the stuff is going to be a hard row, tough sledding. he wants the assault weapons back. he wants under seven bullets in any gun. military-style weapons banned. that's just the beginning. >>gretchen: he also talks about health professionals. he reminds people that in obamacare doctors can ask questions about whether or not there are firearms in your home. there are mental health initiative as part of these 23 things. one thing that critics pointed out that's missing is there doesn't appear to be anything about hollywood's role in any of this with regard to violent video games. a lot of people are saying hollywood tends to be a friend of president obama, so could that be why that's missing in this. >>steve: you look at the town with the biggest gun problems now is chicago. a big magazine has nothing to do with handguns, the number-one killer in chicago. the assault weapons has nothing to do with handguns. not only that, senator marco rubio says it simply will not work because criminals always fig
to pull up. these are 11 democratic senators with a or b ratings with the nra, including harry reid said, well i think this will be a little difficult. the president might want to think twice the way he approaches it. i'm mara phrasing it but. >> [ra is bipartisan group of millions of americans want to protect the second amendment and aproves from many senators and house members. hear them smeared as extremists is ridiculous. they have constitutionally to then together to protect their rights. the legislative hurdle is high. that is why he came out with the executive orders. i think he blinked a little bit frankly. a lot of them things should have been doing four years, i don't know, appointings atf director or prosecuting gun crimes. he promises to do more even though gun prosecutions gone down 40% since the bush administration. the question is are the things dearest to his heart, assault weapons ban, are they going to help with something like newtown or something just for show? the fact is, in connecticut there was an assault weapons ban in place. the fact is, that for columbine, there
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